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April 20, 2017
Relationships have always been a fundamental cornerstone of business; it doesn’t matter at which aspect you look. When one business chooses to trade with another, or countries doing the same, if a consumer opts to shop from one store over another somewhere down the line a relationship is a partial cause. As consumers, we choose to buy things from one business over another who offers the same goods or services. We do this for a number of reasons; the staff is more polite, one is a local store vs. a chain, a personal history with the provider,…
April 20, 2017
Creating and developing a platform can be a painstaking process to do in house. Not only will you have to interview and hire developers, writers and testers, you will need to maintain the system indefinitely. When this happens it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that you are CRA and not a technology shop. It’s hard to do both really well. This is why so many other companies are looking at outsourcing to a third party as a possibility when it comes to the development of background check platforms. In this article, we are going to…
April 18, 2017
Like a rocket, Checkr flew from 0 to $120M in revenue from 2014 to 2016. They have a market valuation of $1B plus. They are now one of the most exciting, dynamic, and largest background check companies in the industry. How did they do this? They first focused on the niche market of the demand economy and the service workforce and they developed great technology to solve a lot of the pains of background checks through automation and a dramatically improved user experience. And they are just getting started. They continue to build their brand, improve technology…
April 17, 2017
User Success and Measurement Tools Measuring your success in business takes many forms. The most common ones are financial: share price, earnings, return on investment, and dividend growth. One of the most overlooked aspects of measuring your achievements is user success. The loyalty of your client base is arguably the MOST important factor in your ability to survive and thrive in your industry or field. Below, we’ll help you understand some of these new measurement tools and how they can impact your analytics and decision-making. In the past two decades, marketers and business analysts developed new tools…
April 13, 2017
When you think of the most powerful device in the world, it is not a super computer or quantum computing power; it is simply the smartphone. The smartphone continues to revolutionize and change the very landscape that we consume media in and the way that we interact with companies and their product. This kind of power has never been in the hands of so many; and yet for many in the background check business, they simply do not see the power that they have in front of them. We are going to review some examples of mobile…
April 11, 2017
Reliability is the basis in which a successful background check company can build upon, and a reliable website is one part of that. We live in an era in which a request for a background check can come at any time day or night, and the ability for your site to be up will mean the difference between success and failure. With that in mind, we are going to dive into what it means when your site receives a 100% uptime, and what is means for your company. Defined Uptime is simply the ability for a website…
April 6, 2017
When it comes to being successful in business, and more accurately in life, you will need to be able to master the ability to make a meaningful connection. It goes much further than just a handshake and a business card, in today’s competitive marketplace, connections will mean the difference between success and failure. We are going to examine how to make a personal connection without going out of each other's comfort zone. To do this, we will first use conversational cues, then social media and finally staying up to date with your client base. To be successful,…
April 3, 2017
Background checks help businesses and organizations make good decisions when it comes to HR and recruitment, but there are important rules and regulations to govern the process for employers and applicants. Whether your firm hires one person or thousands, it’s important to know your responsibilities. The Federal Trade Commission and the Fair Credit Reporting Act provide the framework for fair background checks and responsible use of this important hiring tool. Keep in mind that your state might have stricter rules than what’s laid out by federal authorities. Applicant Privacy Matters Although a typical background check relies partly…
March 30, 2017
Growing a small business is one of the biggest challenges for any budding entrepreneur. The background check industry has lots of competition and many other firms trying to win your clients’ business. With a few simple strategies, you can create a successful growth model to help your company grow this year and in the years to come. Invest in Technology The cost of great technology has been reduced dramatically. Where before you had to build it, now you can buy it. With all the third party platforms like deverus, Tazworks and Accio Data, with minimal up-front investment,…
March 27, 2017
It’s easy to suggest that companies move away from traditional customer support – transactional and reactive service. Much harder is the implementation and practical strategies to foster a more active strategic partnership between you and your customers/clients. Below, you’ll find a list of six simple strategies to shift your approach to customer support. It’s better to focus on building lasting relationships than simply closing your support tickets as fast as you can. #1 – Listen to the Crowd Your customers have a lot to say if you’ll only listen. Social media, complaints, surveys, informal feedback, and many…
March 23, 2017
Take a minute and think what you did today. You got up, made some breakfast, went and grabbed a coffee, answered some emails, grabbed lunch with a co-worker, met with a new client, and now are reading this over your afternoon coffee. Now think about this, when did you experience a user experience in real life? You do not think about it, but every time you order a coffee, or simply have an interaction with a company you are interacting with a user experience. Now imagine taking these interactions and putting them to paper, that is what…
March 21, 2017
Quality Assurance can be a painstaking process, but it doesn’t have to be. Efficient QA can help you deliver outstanding results and maintain a high level of accuracy in your work product. Even the best-designed processes can lose traction with poor-quality inputs and execution. With a thoughtful and integrated QA approach, you can ensure high-quality and accurate outcomes without sacrificing a lot of time, energy, and resources. Streamline it. QA is often a brute-force manual effort to ensure the best outcomes. Auditing your documents and other work product can take hours of time and human resources to…
March 20, 2017
Whatis.com gives the best definition of the “gig economy” when they say it’s “an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.” And, as the definition continues, a study by Intuit predicts that by 2020, 40-percent of American workers will be independent contractors. This shift is taking place due to a number of factors including: • So many jobs going to the mobile service economy • Technology allowing people to work from anywhere • Businesses cutting costs with contractors by using them “on-demand” without paying for office space, benefits,…
March 16, 2017
Let’s face it, the background check process isn’t much fun these days. Ask anyone from the candidates to the hiring managers, Managed Service Providers, and even background check companies -- everyone has a story. Most just roll their eyes and say, “it sucks.” Let’s think about this. The Candidate Applying for a job is a vulnerable experience but -- for the candidate -- the background check is especially stressful. Let’s start with the fact that background check companies are asking someone to fill out lengthy forms either online or on paper, listing sensitive information from Social Security…
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